County looks into hiring manager

Cook County Commissioners are thinking about revamping the county’s management structure. Instituting a county administrator position has been a topic of discussion on and off over the years. With the passage of the 1 percent local option sales tax, the board is now seriously considering the matter.


NE Minnesota deer harvest down 20 percent

With 98 percent of registrations reported across Northeastern Minnesota, the 2009 deer harvest is down 20 percent from last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Homestead property deadline Dec. 15

Cook County Assessor Mary Black is reminding property owners of the Dec.15 deadline to file a Minnesota homestead application.

If you have purchased a home in Cook County in 2009, and occupy the property as your primary residence before December 1, 2009, you may qualify to receive the homestead classification for taxes payable in 2010.


County holds septic hearing

Cook County is in the process of drafting a new septic treatment ordinance.  The state of Minnesota is requiring counties to adopt ordinances based on new rules issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


West End News Nov. 26, 2009

A dream situation, which almost never comes true, is when the lakes freeze with a smooth surface and the ice is thick enough to be safe for skating.


Wildersmith On The Gunflint Nov. 25, 2009

The weather for Thanksgiving week in the northland continues to be other than normal. El Nino is right on track as experts have predicted, sending wave after wave of warmth along the Canadian border states right into our territory. We remain gray and mucky.


Magnetic North Nov. 24, 2009: Thanks given for all things

Welcome back to Magnetic North just as many are either coming or going in search of family and feast or both.


NorthShore ArtScene Nov. 21

Winterer's Gathering weekend at North House Folk School drew people from all over the region to watch movies, take classes, listen to presentations and enjoy chili in celebration of the coldest season of the year.

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Itsy Bitsy's Big Adventure

I created this story for a "June Tune Singalong" while enjoying the early summer weather on a blanket in my yard.

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The Clever Boy, The Rich Man & The Fly

In this Vietnamese tale a young boy saves his family from debt by use of a clever riddle and a fly. Listen to the story as told by Rose.

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Saturday Night Mix

Tune in Saturday nights from 9 to midnight for Saturday Night Mix. Hosts for the show rotate each week making the content fresh and new, with music selections ranging from alt-country to punk rock.

Photo by Carah Thomas-Maskell - Powder Bay Waves and Sawtooth Mountains

North Shore Weekend on WTIP

Tune in Saturday mornings to North Shore Weekend. The show is packed with community information, music, and features like Saturday Morning Story, WTIP commentators, the Weekend News Wrap, Outdoor Weekend and more. It’s truly a great way to start your weekend on the North Shore.


The Cranberry Bog

On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve hunts for wild cranberries on bogs in the North Country wilderness to complete his family’s Thanksgiving Day meal

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